It's not much of a secret anymore:
Arizona Republic wrote:Manager Bob Brenly said Elmer Dessens will remain in the starting rotation despite his 1-4 record and 7.85 ERA.
"He's going to pitch again in five days (Tuesday), that second game against the Mets if I'm not mistaken," Brenly said.
Meanwhile, left-hander Casey Fossum continues to impress while rehabilitating a strained left shoulder with Triple-A Tucson. He appears the likely candidate to fill Dessens' shoes.
Fossum was 1-0 with a 1.37 ERA in four minor league starts before pitching Friday, when he left the game with the Sidewinders leading 8-0. He pitched six innings and gave up five hits, striking out eight with no walks.
"The biggest positive is that he has come out of every outing physically fine and able to throw his side (session) and come back when it's his regular turn," Brenly said. "He has been able to increase his intensity and pitch count in every outing."
NL Only players should seriously look into stashing Fossum away. The local media is all over Dessens, and Brenly's frustrated by the fact that Dessens can't pitch beyond five innings and/or 75 pitches.